Even Fox News cannot swallow Trump’s claim that tariffs are being paid by China.

By |2019-08-03T07:57:04-08:00August 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |9 Comments

Courtesy of HuffPo:

Fox News’ Neil Cavuto wasted no time in fact-checking President Donald Trump’s latest claims about the tariffs his administration has imposed (and has promised to ramp up) on products imported into the U.S. from China.

Trump on Friday told White House reporters that “the tariffs are not being paid for by our people” but “by China” because “of devaluation and because they’re pumping money in.”

“Remember this, our country is taking in billions and billions of dollars from China,” the president added. “We never took in 10 cents from China. And out of that many billions of dollars, we’re taking a part of it and giving it to the farmers because they’ve been targeted by China. The farmers, they come out totally whole.”

“I don’t know where to begin here,” responded Cavuto, who on Wednesday entered into a war of words with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs about the government deficit under Trump.

“But just to be clarifying, China isn’t paying these tariffs. You are. You know, indirectly and sometimes directly,” he explained. “It’s passed along to you through American distributors and their counterparts in the United States that buy this stuff from the Chinese and then have to pay these surcharges. Not the Chinese government or China in particular.”

I know you probably saw the headline and thought “Here goes Gryphen again with a clip of Shep Smith, the only rational host on Fox News, criticizing Donald Trump.”

But no this is Neil Cavuto who tries to be a Trump sycophant but sometimes just can’t swallow the bullshit. 

In fact there a handful of others who have started to push back as well, which has really started to piss Trump off.

As you can glean from his Twitter tirade at the beginning of last month.

If at some point the folks at Fox News decide that they can no longer carry Trump’s water and call themselves a news outlet, he will be well and truly fucked.

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  1. Anonymous August 3, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Just wait until all those trump supporters go to Walmart and find they can’t afford all that “Made in America” but really made in China crap.

  2. anon August 3, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Does the Slovenian not ever stand up to him?

    • Anonymous August 3, 2019 at 9:14 pm

      Meal ticket and the anchor baby are not going anywhere. She’ll go down with the ship

  3. Paul August 3, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    A majority of the trump tax breaks went to the wealthy in the U.S., but the middle class and the poor will be the ones most negatively affected by the trump tariffs. Even though everyone in the U.S. will pay more due to the tariffs, a couple thousand dollars more per year for the wealthy is nothing; for the middle class and the poor, a couple thousand dollars might be the difference of paying for needed food or medicine or going without. Even though trump’s tariffs will disproportionately affect the middle class and poor, 40% of the white people in these classes will still support trump. Why would someone support a president who has such a negative affect on them financially? As long as trump continues with his racist, white nationalism policies, these people will continue to support him.

    • Beaglemom August 4, 2019 at 11:47 am

      The recently announced $16 billion dollar hand out to American farmers (mostly soybean) will mainly go to corporate farm owners because the money will be allotted by acreage, a change in the way these payouts are done. In addition, Don the Con recently admitted, under some pressure, that his administration has never worked on an agricultural deal with China, although he talks about one whenever the stock markets start to fall over his tariff threats. It’s one great con operation, made to make rich Americans even richer. The assumption is that we’re all so stupid that we don’t have a clue why imposing tariffs is not a good idea and that the party that imposes them (the US, in this case) ends up paying for them (by us, the consumers) in the end. I’m really not sure that Don the Con has a clue about how tariffs work. He keeps saying the US government is making billions from the Chinese because of his tariffs when that’s the opposite of what is happening. Don the Co seems to understand nothing about economics. Wasn’t there a basic economics course at the Wharton School when he was a (ahem) student there?

  4. anon August 3, 2019 at 10:10 pm



    • anon August 3, 2019 at 11:25 pm

      As usual, “The economy’s great. There’s no problems.”


  5. anon August 3, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Holy crap. Its another massive shooting! 8 or more dead.

    As usual – send Bibles and thoughts and prayers and its Obamas fault etc.

  6. KanaW August 3, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    NO, Trump won’t be fucked if Faux News stops sucking up to him. He’s got the bright shiny new One America Network that has sucked in right-leaning moderates and turned them into raging full-on right wingers.

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